In recent years we have become increasingly aware of the problem that plastic used for the things we buy has for our environment. This is the first lesson in a series that looks first at how we might consider plastic to be useful but increasingly a problem. The resource comprises of
PowerPoint to guide students through the lesson
Pupil Resource for storyboarding the cause and effects of plastic pollution followed by an extension activity to describe the problem in words.
This lesson gets students to consider that whilst we may appreciate the problem we face with plastics in our oceans, tackling the problem is not straightforward given how dependent we are on plastics in everyday life. The resource includes:
a PowerPoint to guide students through the task. There are also notes on how the lesson might run.
a document that provides a prompt for how some everyday objects typically made out of plastics could be substituted using other materials.
a homework task
GCSE Geography Resource on Global Urbanisation Rates. Fits AQA Specification 3.2.1 "Global patterns in Urbanisation. Part of a series of resources to assist the understanding of urbanisation rates world wide. Presented as an infographic using uptodate data. Please see the accompanying resources to make the most of this resource.
Second lesson to look at the effects of plastic pollution and gets students to present information on the effects of plastic pollution in an eyecatching way. This consists of:
a PowerPoint to guide students through the tasks
an exemplar of an infographic so students have an idea of what they are hoping to achieve.
The lesson starter includes a task to graph the results from last lesson’s homework task. You would need to have set homework or have some results to share in order to do the starter task.
GCSE Geography Educas 22.214.171.124 How do people use ecosystems and Environment. This is a resource stimulus to help understanding of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon. There are numerous viewpoints on the advantages and disadvantages of the project. Differentiated tasks to complete.
This task helps students to explain how we might begin to address the problem of plastic pollution.The resource comprises of:
A PowerPoint to guide students through tasks including notes on how you might deliver the lesson. Beware the first task is self-assessment of the homework task from the last lesson so you may have to skip this if you haven’t set the homework.
A help sheet to scaffold student extended writing to explain how the problem of plastic polluting our oceans may be reduced.
A lesson to consolidate the learning about the plastics problem and a chance for students to develop their opinions on the problem - including a chance to make a pledge to alter their own contribution to the problem. The resource includes:
a PowerPoint to guide students through activities.
an exemplar revision poster that could be used for an optional task to summarise the learning on plastics.
This lesson is easiest attempted after other the other lessons available on TES have been done.